Couple's 911 Call During Dorner Capture Released

Call made while still tied up in Big Bear condo
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2013 8:54 AM CDT
Couple's 911 Call During Dorner Capture Released
Christopher Dorner.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

Audio of the 911 call made by a couple while tied up and held captive by former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner during his rampage across Southern California has been released by San Bernardino County. You can listen to the full audio at KPCC. Karen and Jim Reynolds came to check on a condo on their property near Big Bear, Calif., but found Dorner inside, armed with an automatic rifle. "We came into this unit and he was in here. He got us blindfolded and put stuff in our mouths and put pillowcases on our heads and had us tied up," Karen Reynolds told the dispatcher. "He tried to calm us down, saying very frequently he would not kill us," Jim Reynolds tells the LA Times. "He huddled down beside me and said, 'You're going to be quiet right? Not make a fuss and let me get away?' " Dorner took their car keys and left.

The unit was located right across from a building used as the command center for Dorner's manhunt, and Karen Reynolds told the dispatcher she believed he had been hiding out there for several days. She estimates he left them 15 to 30 minutes before she made the 911 call, and it was about another 20 minutes before deputies located and freed the couple. The Reynoldses have put in their own claim for the disputed $1.2 million reward for helping hunt down Dorner. (More Christopher Dorner stories.)

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